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Homecoming Court
Lindsey Wilberding of Brooklyn, seated at right, has been elected queen of Homecoming 2007 at Pearl River Community College. Her court is, seated from left, football maid Tamika Buckley of Bassfield, freshman maid Randi Arrington of Silas, Ala., sophomore maid Jennifer Graves of Sumrall; middle, sophomore maid Indy Fitzgerald of McNeil; standing from left, Hancock Center maid Heather Necaise of Bay St. Louis, sophomore maid Sunni Smith of Poplarville, Forrest County Center maid Ladorian Anderson of Purvis, freshman maid Summer Carrington of Kiln, student body maid Leana Marshall of Pearlington and freshman maid Lesley Williams of Gautier.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007
PRCC honors military, retiring state official

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College honored the military and a retiring state official Thursday during ceremonies before the season’s final football game against Hinds Community College...more

Monday, October 29, 2007
PRCC softball coach White pleased with fall workouts

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College women’s softball coach Leigh White feels confident about her 2008 team following six weeks of fall workouts and exhibition games...more

Monday, October 29, 2007
PRCC baseball coach pleased with fall workouts

POPLARVILLE - Following six weeks of workouts and several exhibition games this fall, Pearl River Community College head baseball coach Jamie McMahon says Wildcat fans have something exciting to look forward to next spring...more

Friday, October 26, 2007
Wildcats wrap season with 39-31 triple OT victory over Hinds
Four-time defending state champ PRCC finishes 2007 6-3 overall, 3-3 in division

POPLARVILLE — Four-time defending MACJC champion Pearl River wrapped up its 2007 football season with a 39-31 triple-overtime triumph over South Division rival Hinds here Thursday.      The Wildcats, who entered the season ranked first in the NJCAA’s preseason poll for the third straight year, finished at 6-3 overall and 3-3 in division play, while Hinds wrapped at 5-4 and 2-4...more

Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Black named PRCC Humanities Teacher of Year

POPLARVILLE -Dr. Stephen Black of Picayune has been named Humanities Teacher of the Year at Pearl River Community College...more

Wednesday, October 24, 2007
PRCC lab gives math students extra help

POPLARVILLE - Imagine a seemingly endless supply of algebra problems. And an instantaneous explanation of why you got them wrong. It’s not a nightmare but the latest way to learn and teach math - the Math Power Laboratory...more

Wednesday, October 24, 2007
’Cats wrap season of ‘great expectations’ against Hinds at home Thursday
5-3 Pearl River wants to end 2007 on positive note

POPLARVILLE — About two months ago, four-time MACJC state champion Pearl River entered its 2007 football season ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA’s preseason poll for the third straight year...more

Monday, October 22, 2007
Bears down Wildcats to keep MACJC playoff hopes alive
Four-time defending state champ PRCC falls victim to seven turnovers, including six interceptions

SUMMIT — Four-time defending state football champ Pearl River fell victim to seven turnovers here Thursday to give Southwest Mississippi a 24-17 MACJC South Division victory, marking the first time the Bears have defeated the Wildcats since the 1999 season...more

Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Wildcats play Bears for pride Thursday
Last week’s 33-28 loss to Jones KO’ed Pearl River’s post-season playoff hopes and a possible fifth-straight MACJC state title

POPLARVILLE — Thanks to nationally-ranked Jones County, four-time defending MACJC football champion Pearl River will be playing for nothing other than pride when it visits Southwest Mississippi in Summit Thursday...more

Wednesday, October 17, 2007
PRCC homecoming includes String of Pearls reunion

POPLARVILLE -Pearl River Community College celebrated homecoming Saturday with the coronation of queen Lindsey Wilberding of Brooklyn, a performance by former members of the String of Pearls and honors for a number of alumni PRCC President William Lewis crowned Wilberding, daughter of Chris and Sable Wilberding, before the Wilcats faced the Jones County Junior College Bobcats at Dobie Holden Stadium...more

Wednesday, October 17, 2007
No post-season for PRCC soccer in 2007
Monday’s 6-1 loss to South champ Gulf Coast eliminates Wildcats; Lady ’Cats take 2-0 loss

PERKINSTON — Pearl River’s Wildcat soccer team saw its post-season aspirations vanish here Monday with a 6-1 loss to MACJC South Division champ Mississippi Gulf Coast, while the Lady Wildcats, who were already eliminated from state-region tournament contention, fell 2-0 to the South runner-up Lady Bulldogs...more

Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Experts to lead urban forestry program at PRCC

POPLARVILLE - A Hattiesburg landscape architect and several forestry experts will be the speakers next month for a two-day Master Urban Forestry Training Program hosted by Pearl River Community College...more

Monday, October 15, 2007
Jones wins ’Cat Fight 33-28
Four-time defending state champ Pearl River sees playoff hopes vanish

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s hopes of winning a fifth-straight MACJC state football championship vanished here Saturday in Dobie Holden Stadium...more

Friday, October 12, 2007
PRCC students raising funds for cancer organization

POPLARVILLE -Marketing students at Pearl River Community College are selling t-shirts to raise awareness of breast cancer...more

Friday, October 12, 2007
PRCC sweeps East Central in South Division soccer
Lady ’Cats take narrow 1-0 win; ’Cats win BIG 8-1

DECATUR — Pearl River swept East Central in women’s and men’s MACJC South Division soccer action here Tuesday with the Lady Wildcats taking a narrow 1-0 victory and the Wildcats blowing out the Warriors 8-1...more

Wednesday, October 10, 2007
77th-annual ’Cat Fight set for Saturday
Four-time defending state champ Pearl River out to hand unbeated, fifth-ranked Bobcats their first loss

POPLARVILLE — One of the most storied rivalries in all of junior college football will hit the gridiron for the 77th time here Saturday when four-time defending MACJC champion and sixth-ranked Pearl River hosts unbeaten and fifth-ranked Jones County in a crucial MACJC South Division football battle to climax the Wildcats’ 2007 Homecoming...more

Monday, October 9, 2007
PRCC sweeps Copiah-Lincoln in South Division soccer battles
Lady ’Cats take narrow 1-0 win; ’Cats 4-3 winners in double-OT

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s women’s and men’s soccer teams are still alive in the MACJC South Division post-season tournament derby after sweeping league rival Copiah-Lincoln here Saturday...more

Monday, October 9, 2007
PRCC to induct 4 into Sports Hall of Fame

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will induct four new members into its Sports Hall of Fame here Saturday (Oct. 13) as part of the college’s 2007 homecoming celebration...more

Friday, October 5, 2007
River rolls over Holmes
Sixth-ranked Wildcats improve to 5-1 with 29-14 non-division win

POPLARVILLE — Four-time defending MACJC football champ Pearl River rolled to a 29-14 MACJC non-division victory over winless Holmes here Thursday, pumping its overall record to 5-1...more

Friday, October 5, 2007
PRCC Homecoming schedule

POPLARVILLE -Pearl River Community College observes homecoming with day-long activities for alumni and friends on Saturday, Oct. 13...more

Friday, October 5, 2007
PRCC to honor alumni, supporters

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will honor three individuals and a business during the Alumni Association Homecoming Luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 13...more

Thursday, October 4, 2007
Former PRCC String of Pearls to perform at homecoming

POPLARVILLE - Pat Malone recalls the thrill of performing with the first Pearl River Community College majorette team known as the String of Pearls...more

Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Wilberding to reign over PRCC homecoming

POPLARVILLE -A sophomore from Forrest County has been elected homecoming queen at Pearl River Community College...more

Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Pearl River meets Holmes for 44th time Thursday
Winless ’Dogs have lost two OT games before falling in the final seconds to Coahoma last week

POPLARVILLE — The Pearl River-Holmes community college rivalry hits the gridiron for the 44th time here Thursday, when the four-time defending state champion Wildcats host the Bulldogs in a MACJC non-division match up in Dobie Holden Stadium...more

Wednesday, October 3, 2007
PRCC eyes ‘must win’ scenario for post-season soccer berths
Lady ’Cats 4-3, Wildcats 4-2-1 for No. 3 spots in South Division

POPLARVILLE — The Pearl River women’s and men’s soccer teams eye must win scenarios from here on out to secure post-season tournament berths, says first-year head coach Josh Hess...more

Tuesday, October 2, 2007
PRCC to co-sponsor urban forestry program

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will host a two-day Master Urban Forestry Training Program next month in Poplarville...more

Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Morris is 2007 Dobie Holden Scholarship recipient

POPLARVILLE - Sophomore Teddy Morris of Kiln is the 2007 recipient of the Dobie Holden Scholarship at Pearl River Community College...more

Monday, October 01, 2007
’Cats top Warriors 33-24
Pearl River uses ground game to upend Warriors

DECATUR — Four-time defending MACJC football champ Pearl River took a hard-fought 33-24 MACJC South Division victory over scrappy East Central here Thursday, pumping its record to 4-1 overall and 2-1 in league play...more